Those $3.95 Royal Riviera pears intrigued me the way the five
dollar shake fascinated Vince Vega in Pulp Fiction
, and the aftermath
stayed true to that. My pear review takes the form of an imaginary conversation
between myself, Uma Thurman, and Steve Buscemi as the Buddy Holly waiter:
Did you just order a four-dollar pear?
A pear? With a stem and seeds?
It costs four dollars?
You don't put bourbon in it or anything?
Goddamn! That's a pretty f-in' good pear!
I don't know if it's worth four dollars, but it's pretty f-in' good.
Anyway, it really was pretty darned excellent. I don't know if it was that the
flavor stood out over other pears so much as it was just, well, perfect. As
first we shrugged and thought we weren't sure what the fuss was all about, but
by the time we were done, we were
impressed enough that we may give some out as gifts.